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Sime~Gen Perspectives Newsletter
December 2001


NEW Ebooks for Fall Reading: POWERFUL MEDICINE by Gwynn Morgan, WELCOME TO NASH'S by Mary Taffs, DAVID'S PROMISE by Polly Bolack, NOBLE SAVAGE by Judith B. Glad. More on the way... Any format you need -- new releases on sale! Awe-Struck E-Books, Inc.

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* Jacqueline moves to Phoenix
* CZ #12
* New in Bygone Days
* New Author Spotlights
* New Reviews
* SimeCenter
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***** Feature Articles *****
** Jacqueline moves to Phoenix
She and her husband have sold their house in New York State and are in the process of buying a house in the Phoenix area. They will be moving in mid-January. Since her new house is smaller than her present one, others have volunteered to house the extra copies of AMBROV ZEOR, Sime Gen books, and other material.


by Marguerite Krause

Called back from exile to a beleaguered court, the seer Phillipe foresees bloodshed and destruction, unless he can guide the young duke onto an alternate path. The duchy's only hope lies with the Lady Zuli -- who refuses to believe a word Phillipe says. Phillipe makes one perilous psychic journey after another, as Zuli sets her own desperate, opposing plans into motion. "...a well-written and detailed historical novel of intrigue and romance." SFSite . Read the first three chapters at

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***** News *****
** CZ #12
Karen MacLeod announces that CZ #12, Issued to the Web 1997-98, is now available, due to the efforts of Ronnie Bob Whitaker in PAPER and on CD Rom as a PDF file.

The plan is to put the PDF file and cover art by Jan St. Clair on the web for download.

** New in Bygone Days
Kim Murphy informs us that Bygone Days has been updated with a couple of historical Christmas stories:

Juliet Waldron's "Christmas Encounter" .

Bob Broomall's "The Miracle" .

There is also a story for King Arthur fans -- Debra Kemp's "In My Father's Wake" .

** New Author Spotlight
Anita York announced that her Sime~Gen Fantasy author spotlight interview with Rie Sheridanis now up for viewing . The interview includes a discussion about Rie's new fantasy release THE BLOOD THAT BINDS and some of her writing methods.

She also has up her Science Fiction spotlight interview with Isabo Kelly (THE PROMISE OF KIERNA' RHOAN)now available.

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** SimeCenter
This 'Special Edition' of SimeCenter has two new recipients:
- The Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan
- New York Police & Firefighters Widows' and Children's Fund
- (And Red Cross is our third recipient, as it was last time.)

Please take the time to visit their pages, and donate to these worthy organizations, by way of thanking them for their efforts...and in return for enjoying the excellent stories and artwork our contributors have donated.


In the Art department, we have yet another creation from Tracey Palmer, part of the same set you saw last month. It's a variant on "Moment of Silence", this one with a dark background.

There are also two 'Winter Wonderland' pictures from Celia Ann Leaman. They will inspire you with their beauty...and make you grateful to be inside on a day such as they depict.


This month, you can read another tale from Jayge Carr. This one is a self-proclaimed fairy tale, but in a science fiction setting, called "Reverse Circe" (and you'll just have to read it to find out what that means).

The other two stories in this iteration of SimeCenter are from first-time contributors, and I hope we can get more stories from them, because these are both most worthy.

First, we have "Simple Sarah and Slippery Sam" by Elizabeth Burton. It's sweet and whimsical...but it makes you think.

And we also have "Closed System" by Al Sirois. This one tells of cooperation and survival in an alien environment.


Please visit SimeCenter to enjoy these offerings, and make donations to our 'Special Edition' recipients.


"BLOOD WILL TELL shakes up everything you thought you knew about vampires, reconstructing legends into a fresh story that keeps your mind fully engaged. It is great to see a writer dare to change long established fictional canons in such a pleasing way. Both hero and heroine are strongly principled and have great strength of character. Small town life is well portrayed, and fans of Ms. Lorrah's past books may see an inside joke or two." Reviewed by Amanda Killgore for TRCC. 4 STARS

BLOOD WILL TELL by Jean Lorrah . Read the first chapter and download a *FREE SHORT STORY* .

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***** Sites to Remember *****

Author spotlights: vampires romance


Romance articles


Shopping: books gifts

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